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Engine stall problem

I'm third owner, bought it with 96000 miles on, currently 120000 miles. Sometimes my Volvo V40 engine doesn't start - happens irregularly. I turn the ignition on - there is no crancking. Llights on the dashboard are on, gearshift in parking position (even if I move it to reasure that parking position is engaged), tried to start when in neutral, keep pumping the throtlle - same result. I can try to start the engine dozen times in the row - no cranking. After 5-10min (or 1 hr) car starts like there was never a problem. It happens only during the warm start, usually after short stop, like the engine is too hot and somehow electrical connection is lost. Had battery replaced, starter replaced, fuses checked, master relay checked - didn't help.
Immbilizer? - never had immobilaizer lamp lit
Any clue? I'm about to get rid of this car but invested so much in it....

Jacek

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    I'm not sure..., if yes what would it have to do with the problem?

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SADLY MOST OLD VOLVO'S SUFFER FROM A PLETHORA OF ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS...THAT'S WHY YOU DON'T SEE MANY OF THEM.  SOUNDS LIKE A INTERMITTENT GROUND CONNECTION.  THE WAY TO SLOVE IT IS TO SEE OF VOLTAGE IS GETTING TO THE STARTING CIRCUIT DURING THE PROBLEM...IS THERE A BRAKE PEDAL LOCK OUT SWITCH?

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